Last week was the Tough Love Slate, and well as @Tedtanium1976 pointed out, the goal was to survive not really succeed and not succeed we sure did!
Much like getting a mid-lower shelf liquor cocktail for free, and because it is free, you know you like it better though cast a more alarming wince with every sip. Most of you have been there either at a casino or at your in-laws.
And so it was to go 2-3-1 yet be punished with a 2-4 according to the strict rules, backed by several appellate courts after multiple judicial admonishments via unsuccessful challenges and via the wrath of our tough, yet cordial and fair, contest administrator @Jon .
Indeed it was tough love folks, and though tough, if you are here you take it because as ol' Hyman Roth explained long ago, "This is the business we have chosen."
Now if you are reading this thread, you survived and all who put in their picks for NFL Week 14 should be commended now too for your survival skills.
And we shall find out if Week 14 will inspire greatness, or will Week 14 become the Tough Luck Slate via the wrath of the cagey @mahalcflers ?